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color huesday: spring renewal

With the recent sadness of the past two weeks, I think spring should be more than ever a time for renewal, positive vibes, and forward thinking optimism. A spring cleaning for the soul if you will. The tree outside our office is doing it’s best blooming even when the sky looks crappy. I love welcoming spring colors and I like to welcome the season with a good long look at my closet. I believe that the clothes you put on can set the mood for the day. My spring closet observation usually starts when I need to find say, a certain blouse, and then I end up cleaning out my entire closet in a frenzy. It will be getting warmer soon (never mind the constant rain and 40 degree temperatures) so I need to purge my closet of the warm and cozy clothes and bring the spring outfits to the forefront. In case it feels like I am missing something (always) I like to consult my old faithful Pantone. They have a color forecast for spring 2011 that I love to check out. Here are the Top 10 Pantone colors for women’s fashion chosen by New York designers for spring 2011. There is a section on designers where they feature sketches and discuss spring designs, inspiration, and must have items for spring. Just looking at the designs makes me happy. Colors: Lavender, Honeysuckle and Peapod. Designers: Carlos Campos, Cynthia Steffie by Shaun Kearney, Erin Fetherston Surroundings are just as important as fashion. Even a bouquet of flowers can be positive and brighten up the house with the latest colors....